Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation

Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation

May 13, 2011 18:54 ET

Sherritt Donation Funds Key Equipment for the New Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation has received a $500,000 donation from Sherritt International Corporation to help fund the purchase of the community's first computerized tomography (CT) scanner. In recognition of Sherritt's generous contribution, the Health Services Centre wing of the new hospital will be named the "Sherritt Health Services Centre."

Sherritt has operated its international metals and technologies businesses in Fort Saskatchewan for 57 years and employs more than 700 people in the community.

Ian W. Delaney, Chairman and CEO, Sherritt International, said: "Having been an integral part of the Fort Saskatchewan community for more than half a century, it is our pleasure to support the growth and enhancement of the capabilities of the community hospital for the benefit of all residents in the area."

The CT scanner produces images that are cross sectional patterned, allowing the creation of a multi-dimensional view of the body. This greatly enhances the clinician's ability to screen for and accurately diagnose medical conditions.

"This extremely generous donation from Sherritt International is greatly appreciated by our Foundation Board and will have a major impact on our fundraising goal being met," said Margaret Wade, Chair of the Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation Board. "Sherritt has long been an outstanding participant in partnering in Fort Saskatchewan and neighbouring community projects. Our Board is indeed grateful for this outstanding donation and the naming of the Sherritt Health Services Centre is certainly fitting with Sherritt's long history and ongoing record of community involvement."

Sherritt International Corporation

Sherritt is a world leader in the mining and refining of nickel and cobalt from lateritic ores with projects and operations in Canada, Cuba, Indonesia and Madagascar. From its operating base in Fort Saskatchewan, Sherritt has pioneered the development and deployment of innovative hydrometallurgical processes around the globe. The Corporation is the largest coal producer in Canada and is the largest independent energy producer in Cuba, with extensive oil and power operations across the island.

Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital is a new state-of–the- art facility being built to replace the original Fort Saskatchewan Health Care Centre which opened in 1965. The expected opening date of the new facility is spring 2012.

Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation

The Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation was founded in April 2006 when the replacement hospital was announced by the Government of Alberta. We are part of Alberta Health Services and our board consists of fourteen volunteers. Our mandate is simple: to enhance health care in our community and the surrounding region.

Contact Information

  • Fort Saskatchewan Community Hospital Foundation
    780 998 2201
    www.fschf.ca